Alex James to Host Harvest Music Festival at His Oxfordshire Farm

February 04, 2011 04:18:25 GMT

The festival running September 9-12 will feature performances from artists including KT Tunstall and Steve Earle.

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Blur rocker Alex James has announced plans to launch his own music festival at his farm in Oxfordshire, England. The bassist has long been a fan of countryside pursuits, and even makes his own cheese at his estate.

He is now expanding his business by combining his two passions into a food-themed music festival called Harvest, which will feature performances from artists including KT Tunstall and Steve Earle, as well as cookery workshops, pop-up restaurants and a farmers' market.

James says, "We'll throw open the farm gates for Harvest this September. My family are looking forward to a celebration of all our favourite things - food, the farm and music. What more could we ask for?"

Harvest will take place at James' farm in Kingham, Chipping Norton on September 9-12. The festival is a sister event to a similar one run by TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty at his estate in Suffolk, England.


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posted by Rach T on Feb 08, 2011
I can't wait for the food and celebrity chefs. It's great to see Alex James wanting to start a festival, especially one that involves food and music. He's gone up so much in my books!

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